Accession Number : AD1007285


Title :   Laboratory Evaluation of Light Obscuration Particle Counters used to Establish use Limits for Aviation Fuel


Descriptive Note : Technical Report


Corporate Author : US Army TARDEC Warren United States


Personal Author(s) : Schmitigal,Joel


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1007285.pdf


Report Date : 01 Dec 2015


Pagination or Media Count : 58


Abstract : The United States Army conducted several laboratory evaluations of automatic light obscuration particle counters to develop limits for aviation fuel cleanliness. The laboratory evaluations concluded an ISO code limit, based on ISO 4406, of 19/17/14/13 limits for the 4m(c)/ 6m (c)/ 14m (c)/ 30m (c) size channels derived from 1.0 mg/L concentration levels for ISO 12103-1 A1 Ultrafine and ISO 12103-1 A2 Fine test dusts, and down to a 5 ppm free water contamination was the best technical solution for applying this technology to fuel applications.


Descriptors :   fuels , Aviation fuels , Fuel contamination , water , particulates , gravimetric analysis , dust


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE